Gabr achieved the Guinness World Record for the Deepest Scuba Dive in September
After setting the Guinness World Record for the Deepest Scuba Dive in September, Egyptian diver Ahmed Gabr says he plans to break another world record in February 2014.
At a November 2 talk held at Al-Ahram sponsored by the Science Club, Gabr did not disclose what that record attempt would be, but did say that it would relate to environmental conservation of marine life.
In Dahab on September 19, Gabr took the plunge to attempt his personal goal of reaching a depth of 350 meters. Although he was only able to reach 332.35 meters, Gabr was successful in achieving the Guinness World Record previously set at 318 meters.
Gabr is a Technical Diving International (TDI) instructor trainer and was a Special Forces officer in the Egyptian Army. He has been diving for over 20 years, starting out at the age of 18 in 1994.
Read Egypt Today’s in-depth feature on Ahmed Gabr’s Guinness World Record here